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A dictator took the control of a fortress on the island of Kuhn-Lin.

The player's mission is to storm the island and recapture it. This takes place over the course of six different sequences. The first sequence is Aerial Reconnaissance, where the fleet must be moved directly past the enemy or into a hidden passage to trigger another, optional stage. In this Hidden Passage sequence, the player will have to maneuver around mines and torpedoes. Successfully completing it gives a surprise advantage in the following General Quarters sequence, where the player controls anti-aircraft guns shooting down enemy aircraft.

The next sequence is named Battle Stations and the player must aim and fire heavy guns to hit enemy ships before they inflict too much damage and eventually sink the player's own vessels. Following this battle, the fleet must be maneuvered to the beach. Upon reaching the Beach-Head level, tanks roll out and the player must keep these safe from enemy fire and obstacles while driving. In the Final Battle sequence, the Dictator is holed up in the fortress of Kuhn-Lin and 10 different targets on the fortress must be fired upon to destroy it.

The port for C16 and Plus/4 computers only contains the General Quarters, Battle Stations and Final Battle sequences.


Beach-Head ZX Spectrum The higher ones are bombers, which must be avoided
Beach-Head ZX Spectrum Through to the other side
Beach-Head ZX Spectrum Menu options explained
Beach-Head ZX Spectrum High scores

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Alternate Titles

  • "Beach Head" -- Amstrad CPC title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User Dec, 1984 8 out of 10 80
Personal Computer Games Dec, 1984 8 out of 10 80
Crash! Nov, 1984 79 out of 100 79
Sinclair Programs Dec, 1984 67 out of 100 67
Your Spectrum Dec, 1984 53 out of 100 53
MicroHobby Dec 18, 1984 Unscored Unscored


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German index

On August 31, 1985, Beach Head was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. The game group offers more information about what this means.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #117 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

koffiepad (10503) added Beach-Head (ZX Spectrum) on Nov 10, 2005
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